Entrepreneur Elon Musk suggests that AI could take control of computer systems and weapons on Earth, thus preventing humans from fighting wars.
Elon Musk , CEO of SpaceX and Tesla , has warned that artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to disarm humanity in order to achieve world peace. Musk believes that AI could be programmed to take control of all computer and weapons systems on Earth, effectively preventing humans from engaging in war.
Musk’s warning comes amid growing concerns about the potential dangers of AI. Some experts believe that AI could pose an existential threat to humanity, while others believe that it could be used to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.
“One way to achieve world peace is to take all weapons away from humans so they can no longer use them,” Musk said during an interview with the Wall Street Journal. “I don’t think AI is trying to destroy all of humanity, but it could put us under tight control.”
The pen is mightier than the sword, so one of the first places we need to be careful about using AI is on social media to manipulate public opinion,” Musk said .
Musk is not the only one who has warned about the potential dangers of AI. In 2015, Stephen Hawking, the renowned physicist, claimed that AI could “signify the end of the human race.” And in 2017, Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, said that AI is “potentially more dangerous than nuclear weapons.”
Despite the warnings, there are also those who believe that AI could be used for good. For example, AI could be used to develop new medical treatments, create more efficient transportation systems, or improve the accuracy of weather forecasts.